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Why Mental Health Professionals Need To Know About Epilepsy, ADHD, ASD And Other Neurological Conditions

Sharon Ross | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Ross

I still have a significant journey to go on. Epilepsy is not an easy or straight forward condition to treat. But I am convinced now that I need to find an effective treatment plan for my epilepsy and if I find that then my mood will improve

Bullet Journalling Isn't Just About Organising My Life, It's Like Therapy For Me

Amy Packham | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

What has surprised me the most is how much I've enjoyed time to create and decorate my pages to make them look nice. So many people have commented on how much effort it must take to manually create a diary and if that's what you're thinking then it's 100% not for you. I enjoy the process - no I love the process - as much as the end result.

The Thing About

Suzi Moore | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Moore

It was on one of the horrible days of no writing that my best friend called me. She wanted to know how I was getting on. Three weeks ago I'd attempted a therapy session but the counsellor couldn't find the bloody room.

The Thing About Hell

Suzi Moore | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Moore

The thing about hell is, everyone has their own idea of what it might be like. I should probably insert a reference to Dante here but I'd only be doin...

We Must Do More For Those Who Have Served Their Country

Azi Ahmed | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics
Azi Ahmed

I was privileged to attend the summer ball held at Grosvenor House by Care After Combat, a wonderful charity which helps veterans struggling with alco...

The Effect Of Trauma Is Reversible

Laura Morrissey | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Morrissey

I attended the Attachment & Trauma Conference (12th-14th May 2017) in London, along with 1200 other individuals. I found the developments in neuroscience and its application to therapy fascinating and reassuring, if at times too complex to fully take in! Dan Siegel (1) talked about integration being;

Five Years Of Blogging

Beth Britton | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

To fulfill this aim, I could only ever have begun a blog about dementia. A very 'uncool' topic maybe, but much like my dad's 19 years with dementia, blogging about dementia has taught me a lot. It's also been an amazing therapy. But why?

How I Went From Oxbridge, To Reuters, To Parliament, To Breakdown

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

That crack, that breakdown, that epiphany, while frightening at the time, was the best thing that ever happened to me. My mind, body, soul and spirit were trying to tell me something, trying to show me that my sanity and wellbeing lay in a different direction, on a different path.

The East London Enterprise Helping People Bake Their Way To Better Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A bakery in east London is supporting people with mental health problems by teaching them to make bread. Better Health Bakery, in Haggerston, is run b...

Why Coping Is Overrated: How Therapy Helped Me Through My Mother's Death

Angela Brightwell | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Brightwell

Every Wednesday lunchtime, for about a year, I sloped off from my office desk, alone. Away from the shiny soulless glass buildings of Canary Wharf, towards the fishy world of Billingsgate Market, and the little bobbing private narrowboats of the marina.

Tackling Male Mental Health With Football

Dr Helen Spandler | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Sport
Dr Helen Spandler

Therefore, whilst not excusing our health services from providing mental health care, perhaps it's time the football industry invests more time and effort when it comes to mental health in the communities they serve. 'The beautiful game' could do a lot more good.

The Stigma Of Therapy: Stop Teaching Boys Not To Cry

Katie Silver | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Silver

The idea for this article came to me on a Megabus on the way to Leeds from London; a five hour journey solo and without wifi (Lord have mercy), so it is only apt that I eventually get round to writing the article on another journey, although this time to Edinburgh, and thankfully not a Megabus.

How Do You Balance Clinical Guidelines With What Young People Want From Their Treatment?

Dr Nick Midgley | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Nick Midgley

Clinicians could support young people through this process by opening a dialogue where young people can ask questions and express any concerns or worries they may have throughout the decision-making process, both about whether or not to use medication, and if they do, whether it is working for them and how and when they may want to stop.

Why High Achievers Could Find Parenitng A Challenge

Jerilee Claydon | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Jerilee Claydon

Would you consider yourself a high achiever? It may come as a surprise but being a high achiever when it comes to having a baby may not be to your advantage.

Holding On To Life

Frances Harrison | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK
Frances Harrison

Tired and in shock, he leans on her shoulder as if it were his mother's. His reddened eyes keep on closing as he nods off, drained by sleepless nights...

The Benefits Of Writing Through Grief

Sam Way | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Way

Through the cabin window, the earth blends with the sky in a haze of pinks, purples and reds. I am flying back into London. This last week - a week...

Actions Speak Louder Than Words - The Mental Health Crisis

Meg Burchell | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Meg Burchell

The lack of urgency to make a positive change to the world of mental health treatment in this country terrifies me. Children's mental health cannot continue to be undermined or neglected. The government is failing our next generation, as well as the 1 in 4 adults who suffer from a mental illness. Change NEEDS to happen, not just talked about. After all, actions speak louder than words.

Importance Of Support This Time To Talk Day

Heidi Riedel | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Heidi Riedel

Time to Change is a great campaign and over recent years has generated a measurable shift in people's attitudes to mental health problems, with almost 100,000 pledging to do their bit to end mental health stigma.

What's Wrong With Anti-Depressants

Johanna Sartori | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Johanna Sartori

Radio 5Live chose to mark "Blue Monday" by questioning the prescription of antidepressants and whether or not they are overused. Anyone who has live...

Move Over Meditation

Samantha Glass | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
 Samantha Glass

With a 32% increase in diagnosed mental health conditions in adults since 2007 and 92% of students feeling mentally distressed, it is of significant importance that we are constantly exploring different ways in which societies mental well-being can be improved as a whole.

Can An App Really Help Your Agoraphobia?

Samantha Glass | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
 Samantha Glass

Imagine waking up in the morning and being unable to take a step outside, imagine not being able to pop down to your local store or leave the house to visit family and friends. This is reality for those experiencing agoraphobia. The mere thought of leaving an individual's 'safe space' can result in a full blown panic attack.

Brains Literally Think Nonsense, Let It Be Fun Nonsense

Andrew Bonsall | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Bonsall

Every time I go to therapy I fill out a questionnaire that asks 'in the last week have you thought about ending your life?' This question is a self-pe...

Fathers and Sons - Staying Connected: A Suicide Prevention Measure

David Simpson | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK Parents
David Simpson

The one thing I would like to change about my dad is 'his temper'. So said one eight year old in Donegal, Ireland. He was not alone. Several hundred b...

I'm Terrified Of Passing Toxic Masculinity Onto My Sons

Chris Napier | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Napier

bmm banner.jpg I don't want my sons to share the programming which has crippled me. I don't want them to grow up in a world which victimizes boys for showing weakness and which treats mental health issues without compassion.

Parenting And The Modern Man

Hattie Harrison | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Parents
Hattie Harrison

bmm banner.jpg But what about the men? I mean, sure, there are established dad bloggers and networks but let's face it is not enough to reflect the fact that the times they are a - changing. Women are still more likely than men to be the main stay at home parent but with each year that goes by the smattering of dads at the school gates is increasing, and rightly so.